Traditionally drunk in India as part of an Ayurvedic diet, turmeric lattes or Golden Milk lattes have hit our shores in a big way, as the newest craze that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
A fun way to make breakfast or brunch feel a little more special, a turmeric latte offers a delicious way to add more nutrients into your everyday diet. Hot, frothy and the perfect blend of sweet and spicy, one sip of this golden liquid will confirm why it's become a regular on cafe menus across the globe.
Turmeric lattes are more than just tasty - they’re jam-packed full of vitamins and minerals thanks to a combination of some of the best superfoods around. A blend of turmeric root, ginger, honey and more make for a guilt-free beverage that feels really indulgent.
Team Turmeric has put together a recipe for our very own turmeric latte, packed full of health benefits. We think you’ll really love it. And once you’ve made it you can share a pic on Insta and tag us with your steaming mug of loveliness.
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What’s in a turmeric latte?
First things first, let’s break down the ingredients in our turmeric latte recipe. Not only is each one utterly delicious, they also offer their own unique health benefits.
Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and it's wonderful for soothing sore muscles. Why not pour yourself a turmeric latte after a workout? Turmeric is also packed full of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, potassium and manganese. The suspected health benefits are extensive, ranging from improved brain function to weight loss.
Honey is a natural sweetener, but holds more nutritional value than standard sugar. Whilst you shouldn’t consume too much honey, it can be a good substitute if you’re a regular tea or coffee drinker. Honey is also thought to carry antibacterial properties, and offers a soothing sensation for sore throats.
Made from the bark of cinnamon trees, this tasty and popular spice often found in sweet treats has uses far beyond jazzing up a dessert or festive drink. Cinnamon is known for its ability to reduce blood sugar levels, as well at its powerful antioxidant properties.
Known to reduce blood sugar levels, research also shows that ginger improves the risk factors in heart disease. This tasty spice is also well-known for reducing feelings of nausea and upset stomachs, making it popular among pregnant women.
Nut-based milks are on the rise, not only due to increased environmental awareness but for health reasons too. Almond milk is low in sugar, calories and is lactose-free, making it a great dairy alternative for those with intolerances or plant-based diets. People often worry that vegan products lack the vital vitamins and minerals needed to nourish ourselves, but almond milk is actually pretty high in Vitamin E and calcium.
How to make a Turmeric Latte
2 fresh turmeric roots, peeled and finely chopped
2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 teaspoon honey
2 cups almond or cashew nut milk
1 teaspoon almond or cashew nut butter
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
- Mix all ingredients in a blender until frothy and blended
- Heat on low in a small heavy-based pan until slightly bubbling
- Serve in a mug with an extra sprinkling of cinnamon on top to serve.
How to make a turmeric latte vegan
Whether you’ve embarked on a fully vegan lifestyle or are making a conscious effort to reduce your meat and dairy consumption, adapting our turmeric latte recipe couldn’t be easier. This recipe already uses plant-based milk so no need to worry about that. Simply swap the honey for maple or golden syrup (or any sweet, vegan syrup of your choice!) to make your turmeric latte free of any animal bi-products.
Tip: if you prefer a turmeric latte with coffee, simply add a teaspoon or two of instant ground coffee for a flavorful caffeine fix. Alternatively you can also use decaf coffee if you want the traditional latte taste without the caffeine.
We’d love to know what you think of this recipe and even see what you end up creating! Have you added your own special twist? Tag us on Instagram @theturmericco and let us know!